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Unformatted text preview: Reading 1 The complexity of identity Who Am I? Many dimensions: social context, gender, age, wealth, sex. Orientation, religion, others view of you Erik Erikson(termed identity crisis): social, cultural, and historical context forms identity -its observation and reflection-often during adolescence(in western cultures) because of ability for self-reflection Who Am I? Multiple Identities-member of dominant social group rarely mention that to describe themselves-example; blacks mention they are black, whites dont-taken for granted by them and the dominant culture-image reflected by others similar to the image within-parts of identity that capture attention are those that other people notice and reflect back-seven categories of otherness: race/ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, and physical or mental ability-each has a form of oppression (one group dominant and another subordinate) Domination and Subordination-dom set parameters, holds power, and determines how the power is used, determines sturucture of society...
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course LDRS 1016 taught by Professor Cohen during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.
- Spring '08